Fantasy Baseball Thoughts

Fake Teams keeps you up to date on the latest fantasy news that could impact you on draft day.

Yoenis Cespedes is officially back

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June has been a fun month for the Athletics outfielder.

Chris Carter's power is fool's gold

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Don't be fooled by players like the Astros' Chris Carter.

Xander Bogaerts becoming an elite shortstop

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Xander Bogaerts has picked up right where he left off last season, and he's outperforming most of the usual top producers at his position. Can he keep it up?

Chris Archer will be OK

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Don't worry everyone. Chris Archer will be fine.

Can Seth Smith produce more than just a good OPS?

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Smith has quietly put up impressive numbers this season, but circumstance could limit his fantasy value.

What to expect from Justin Upton

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Justin Upton is off to an eerily similar start to his 2013 season, putting together a fantastic month of April before falling off in May. But does that mean fantasy owners should condemn him?

Avoid the temptation to sell high on Chase Utley

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Utley is reverting back to his 2009 self, and he's doing it in a year that's seen a lack of depth at the second base position, despite the emergence of several breakout performers. Selling high on...

Don't write off Jason Heyward just yet

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Jason Heyward has yet to live up to his once-endless potential, and he may never do so. But that doesn't mean he can't produce for your fantasy team.

NL only Auction Results: Limiting Risk

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Ray discusses the results of his NL only keeper league auction from Friday night in NYC.

105 Bold, Fearless and Insane MLB Predictions

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One prediction for each year since my beloved Cubs have won the World Series. Enjoy!

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A Look Back at my 30 Bold Predictions for 2013: NL

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Ray takes a look back at his 30 bold predictions from 2013, including bold predictions on Matt Harvey, Ryan Howard, Hanley Ramirez and others.

The 20-20 Club has some new members

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Ray takes a look at the hitters who joined the 20 home run - 20 stolen base club in 2013.

Trade Strategy: Buy High, Sell Low

16

Want to trade for the next R.A. Dickey or Jose Bautista? Then check out the latest market inefficiency, buying high and selling low.

A Minor Hurdle

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Brian Creagh asks whether Mike Minor can ever be the dominant pitcher that his arsenal suggests he could be.

Is Carl Crawford A Sell High Candidate?

16

A closer look at potential production levels for Carl Crawford and at what point he stops being useful for fantasy owners

NL-Only fantasy thoughts

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Ray Guilfoyle offers his thoughts on some NL-only players on Opening Day 2013.

The Perfect Tout Wars Rosters

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Tout Wars held their AL and NL auctions this past weekend, which means another attempt at building the perfect roster in each league is in order.

ST Thoughts: Wright, Greinke, Rendon and Others

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Ray Guilfoyle offers some thoughts on recent news involving David Wright, Zack Greinke and others.

ST Thoughts:Kershaw, Teixeira, Fujikawa and Others

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Ray Guilfoyle takes a look at the recent news on Clayton Kershaw, Mark Teixeira and others.

ST Thoughts: Pujols, Crawford, Gordon and Others

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Ray Guilfoyle offers his thoughts on some recent spring training news including Albert Pujols, Carl Crawford and others.

ST Thoughts: Chapman, Kemp, McCann and Others

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Ray Guilfoyle offers his thoughts on some recent spring training news, including thoughts on Robinson Cano and Brian McCann.

ST Thoughts: Middlebrooks, Bundy, and Springer

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Ray Guilfoyle offers some thoughts on recent spring training news, including thoughts on Dylan Bundy, Will Middlebrooks and others.

Will Middlebrooks Leaves ST Game with Wrist Injury

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Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks left Wednesday's spring training game with a wrist injury. Apparently, it didn't look good.

The Swinging Friars

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It's not often that the Padres are considered a strong offensive team, but they have players up and down their lineup that can contribute to fantasy success.

Curtis Granderson Out 10 Wks with Forearm Fracture

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Yankees outfielder Curtis Granderson will miss 10 weeks due to a broken forearm suffered in today's spring training game vs the Blue Jays.

Early ST Thoughts: Sandoval, Jeter, and Chapman

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Ray Guilfoyle takes a look at some early spring training news, including thoughts on Pablo Sandoval, Dylan Bundy and others.

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